A tournament that ran like a well oiled machine, finished with a championship described by one commissioner as a disgrace.
The Eastern Canada Cup Challenge held in Quinte West, pitted 12 teams of the best junior A players in Eastern Canada against one another.
The title game last night was between Quebec Team Martin St Louis and Ontario Team CCHL Larry Robinson.
After CCHL Robinson jumped out to a 4-0 lead, Quebec netminder Mathiew Bellmarre was pulled. As Bellmarre passed by Ontario’s bench, a brawl began.
In the two period championship game, there were 132 minutes in penalties, 30 infractions, 3 game misconducts, and a coach ejection.
In the end CCHL Robinson won the title 5-0.
Robinson head coach Jason Clarke says because of a vicious hit from behind during the game, one of his club players is now done for the year.
Clarke was quick to see that Quinte West ran a wonderful tournament however, and the game was no reflection of that.
Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison.
Twelve teams took part in the tournament, including two from Northern Ontario, two from Quebec, and two from Atlantic Canada.
Around 2,000 fans, commissioners, players, and scouts took in the event.
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